greenspaces are ...

creative spaces

inspirational spaces encouraging
creativity in an outdoor setting

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breathing spaces

oasis of calm amidst city
bustle, a place to unwind

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celebration spaces

gathering places where people come
together for events and activities

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growing spaces

productive places that nourish
and sustain communities and individuals

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healthy spaces

inviting places which
encourage us to get active

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learning spaces

natural grounds for lifelong learning

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greenspaces are ...

living spaces

attractive spaces on our doorsteps

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meeting spaces

communal places encouraging
communities to come together

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play spaces

safe places where children
can adventure and explore

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purposeless spaces

it could be more than
a boring green desert

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stalled spaces

meanwhile greenspaces instead
of derelict eyesores?

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wild spaces

informal places that welcome
nature back to our cities

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working spaces

attractive places where
people want to live and work

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your space

the greenspace on your doorstep
how will you get involved?

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greenspaces are ...

wasted spaces

use your imagination...
this could be a community garden,
a play space ...

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This section describes who we are and what we do. It also introduces the greenspace scotland network and lets you know how you can contact us and find our office.

The quick summary (for full details follow the menu tabs)

who we are

greenspace scotland is social enterprise and an independent charitable company. We work with a wide range of national and local partners to improve the quality of life of people living and working in urban Scotland through the planning, development and sustainable management of greenspaces as a key part of the green infrastructure of our towns and cities. Our goal is that everyone living and working in urban Scotland has easy access to quality greenspaces that meet local needs and improve their quality of life. Find details here about our board, staff and associates.

what we do

Our projects, programmes and services are about transforming urban places into people places. Our holistic approach recognises that greenspace is a ‘vehicle’ for delivering a wide range of quality of life and quality of place outcomes. We provide a range of services and projects through two overarching programmes: demonstrating success and supporting delivery. Follow the ‘our services’ and ‘our projects’ tabs for more detailed information about specific projects and services.

supporting membership 

Building on the successful Network Membership, which has been taken up by over 150 organisations, we offer the opportunity to join us as a Supporting Member of greenspace scotland. Becoming a Supporting Member demonstrates your commitment to the goal that everyone in urban Scotland has access to quality greenspace. Membership provides an ideal opportunity to support the work of greenspace scotland and wider greenspace activity.

greenspace scotland network

We support a Scotland-wide network of greenspace partnerships, organisations and groups who are involved in creating, improving and managing urban greenspaces. The network offers opportunities for sharing knowledge, information and practice, as well as a way to engage and feed into national policy development and consultations. Find out about current members and how you could join the greenspace scotland network.